Data Entry Operator Salary

Data Entry Operators in the United States can expect wages of $12.17 per hour on average. Compensation ranges between $9.32 per hour and $16.44. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most Data Entry Operators survey respondents are women (74 percent). Though the majority of Data Entry Operators do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Although approximately one in three lack health benefits of any kind, more than half do enjoy medical insurance, and a little over a half get dental coverage, too. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$21,493 - $45,601
(Median)
$21K
$33K
$46K
MEDIAN: $32,609
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$9.32 - $16.44
(Median)
$9
$12
$16
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$21,493 - $45,601  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,029  
Profit Sharing
$196.53 - $1,280  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$19,817 - $38,633  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 93
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.32 - $16.44  
   
Overtime
$10.00 - $24.38  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,029  
   
Profit Sharing
$196.53 - $1,280  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$19,817 - $38,633  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 474

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Job Description for Data Entry Operator

Data Entry Operators transcribe data from various sources and documents and enter data into an online computer system via a PC. Operators will utilize the data to create and update databases. Roles will include operating a data entry device to input and maintain lists and records and maintaining a daily count of all claims processes. Data Entry Operators should be detail-oriented and be able to enter data quickly with minimal errors. Editing skills are required. Operators will need to be able to check over work quickly and correct any errors found in their work. Data Entry Operators should able to input between 8,000 and 10,000 keystrokes per hour. Familiarity with computers and computer systems is a plus, particularly spreadsheet and data entry software.

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Data Entry Operator Tasks

  • Receive all documents and enter the data into the on-line system on the PC.
  • Operate a data entry device to input and maintain lists and records.
  • Create and update databases.
  • Maintain a daily count of all claims processed.

Common Career Paths for Data Entry Operator


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Data Entry Operators who advance into the role of an Office Manager are fairly uncommon. Office Managers on average earn $38K per year. Data Entry Operators moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Administrative Assistants or Data Entry Specialists. The median paychecks in those roles are $4K higher and $2K higher, respectively.

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Data Entry Operators who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Excel, Data Entry, Typing, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Customer Service. Aptitude in Data Entry tends to also indicate an understanding of Typing.

Pay by Experience Level for Data Entry Operator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Data Entry Operators with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $25K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $27K. Data Entry Operators see a median salary of $29K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Data Entry Operators with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $30K.

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Experience Affects Data Entry Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$27,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Data Entry Operator Salaries

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 15%

Data Entry
0%

National Average
$27,000

Typing
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 84 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 65% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 32%